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Optimizing Forest & Landscape Restoration, Colombia (Cartagena, Bucaramanga, Cucuta)

Identified reforestation areas based on ecosystem services and their benefits to people. Co-developed and applied the Restoration Opportunities Optimization Tool (ROOT), an ecosystem service software tool, to identify restoration opportunities that provide the greatest benefits at the lowest cost. Published the analysis for these 6 cities as part of The Nature Conservancy's 2017 report titled Beyond the Source: The environmental

Hydropower in the Himalayas, Nepal

Working to 1) target and value investments in natural capital and watershed management to reduce excess sediment to the Kaligandaki A hydropower facility; and 2) build capacity for ongoing assessment, monitoring, and targeting. Partners: World Bank, the Nepal Electricity Authority, the Dept of Soil Conservation & Watershed Management.

Integrated Watershed Action Planning, Mexico

Developed watershed management plans to conserve the ecosystems of coastal watersheds in the southern Gulf of California and the Gulf of Mexico in the face of climate change. Partners: Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature, National Institute for Ecology and Climate Change, National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR), National Protected Areas Commission (CONANP), and Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources


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